Old Crow Smokehouse - River North

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Old Crow Smokehouse's new River North location brings the same live music and delicious barbecue that Chicago has loved in Wrigleyville for years! Come join us for great food and a great time, 7 days a week.
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Old Crow Happy Hour 4-8p

1/2 off Appetizers
1/2 off Mad Moonshine and Front Porch Punch Cocktails
$5 Bud Lights

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 1, 2019

Ends: August 2, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-8:00PM

What 86 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.9
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was mostly very good however the sweet potatoes were to come with blue cheese. When I asked for it, it was spoiled. Guess I know why they don't do it anymore 😏. Also, Manhattan drink was to come with an orange peel but came with maraschino cherry. Nothing too major. The baby back ribs, salmon, coleslaw, and fries were excellent!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Noisy, mediocre food and very slow service.

c
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was awful. Service was so slow and they forgot to put in some of our food causing half our party to wait

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Just a little disappointed they didn’t have live music that Friday

JM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my team for a celebratory lunch. This was our first time in the facility and were pleasantly surprised. The food, service and ambiance were great. Loved the fact that we could throw the peanut shells on the floor. We will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were able to accommodate a large group in a short amount of time! Worked out perfectly the night before a friend’s wedding!

CD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience5

For was not very good. Fish was covered in hot sauce. Over priced for what it was

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary, great svc dinner n music

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

2 orders of ribs , pulled pork and a hamburger. The fries, beans, Mac and cheese were all cold to Luke warm at best.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I love country music bars!! But this one was a disappointment. The only thing that was good was the fries. My boyfriend got the brisket and said it was cold and fatty. I got the BBQ wrap and the pulled pork was dry. I ordered the Mad Moonshine drink that I paid 12 dollars for, and it was super weak and definitely not worth 12 dollars. My boyfriend just ordered a Ale beer and our food was delivered before his drink. Then the waitress came to our table about 15 minutes later and told him there was a mix up in shift change and told him to order a different drink, which he did. Then 5 minutes later, she brought him the first drink they said they didnt have anymore. Oh, and the waitress only checked in on us once in the hour we were there, the other times she should have checked in on us, she was sitting on her phone and talking with other waitresses and laughing on her phone while we were waiting to get our check to leave. Worst service I've ever had at a restaurant. But you guys got good fries.

AB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were sat at a filthy booth. Our service was more of an afterthought than a priority. If I go back, it’ll be for carry out.

SB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!! The brunch menu is awesome! Fun music...great vibe!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Brunch was good. I always love their food. They're just a little slow filling up the bottomless mimosas.

TC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The rib was burned and chicken was too dry to eat

MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our dinner at the Old Crow Smokehouse was good but not great. It was very noisy ~ hard to carry on a conversation with the person right next to you. The food was good and service was great. The live music was very enjoyable (but also added to the noise level). Looked like there were lots of groups of young people there, out for a fun night. So chose wisely depending on what your wants are.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Decent spot could have used more meat in our sandwiches

LB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My pulled pork was nice and juicy, but both of my dining partners had ribs (both baby back and St Louis) and both were extremely dry. Only 2 servers on the main floor, so service was very slow. Lots of tvs, but even tho we went there so we could watch a game, next time we will try another sports bar.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Got right in via our reservation, they were busy and we were in no rush. Had drinks and an app before getting our food. Got the brisket sandwich and it was 100% nothing but fat, I’m not talking fat meat I’m talking 100% fat. The manager took the sandwich off the tab but never came over to offer his apologies or an explanation. They had half a dozen managers and all of them couldn’t care less.

SB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Restaurant is great for sports and activity watching. On our visit our server was a little frantic even though it was early and the restaurant was slow. Food was good. Nice relaxing meal.

KK
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Went here the other day and both my husband and I after eating got sick. We both ordered the the burnt ends, cole slaw and cornbread. I 100% believe we got sick from the food. When I called the next day they said they would take my number and give it to the manager. Still have not heard back from anyone. If you are just looking for a drink and to watch a game this might not be a bad place to go. But I would not reccommend the food after this experience.

M
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pretty damn good bbq. Brisket was slightly fatty, but it all melted with each bite. Pepper Popper appetizers were awesome. Would visit again.

A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was underwhelming

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and the food was so good we returned Sunday for lunch!

R
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The only negative is that the music was way way too loud.

b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience1

It was promoted as a place to watch the World Cup so we reserved a table. At halftime, the restaurants shut off the sound for the game and had nightclub music blaring at a level where you couldn't even talk. We asked them to switch it back off so we could watch the game when the second half started but they wouldn't. This was at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon! We had to scramble to pay our bill and find another place to watch the rest of the game. Just awful.

JR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Way too loud!!! Music cranked up so high everyone was shouting at each other to have a conversation..not necessary.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Waited a little longer than anticipated to be helped when first arriving but overall great food, drinks and atmosphere for a night out!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommend but pretty loud especially with live music in evening, but good food and good service

JG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall good experience. We went at a slow time and the restaurant was quite and empty. The food was good for barbecue food. Our server was nice and was helpful. We spent a long time there and was a great place to watch a game and have food. The drinks looked great and I want to go back and try the specialty drinks.

LR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was just okay. I would recommend it to someone looking for a smoked BBQ place. But our meal was inconsistent. One pulled pork sandwich was fine. Brisket also fine. Two got burnt ends. One plate was virtually inedible. Completely dry and hard. It was as if it had been reheated from earlier. Did not taste fresh. Sides were average. Pass on dessert -- not worth it. The drinks were good -- Strawberry Hoedown was loved by everyone.

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I love live music. But the music was too loud. We couldn’t have a conversation and we sat about as far away from the band as we could for that reason. Food was average and service was below average.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience1

It was so loud we could barely have conversation, probably more of a drinking place than a dinner place.

OT
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Music a little loud for 430, and older foljs

OT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun noisy place / cornbread very good / green beans good / ribs good taste tiny bit dry but 7/10 of “perfect”/ great place / would go back

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memphis Tacos where Phenomenal, cocktails were on point, and our waitress was very attentive

KE
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and it was just as fun as the first. Great atmosphere and great food!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food and drinks are decent, but the service is absolutely terrible.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Bad service... Waitress chatting on a table next to ours, instead of see us calling. More than 3 times... They have a hard time working with separate checks. It a problem for big parties.

MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good news/Bad news. All of our food was lukewarm upon arrival. Mac and cheese was barely warm. Being very hungry we dove in anyway. Good news was that the flavors were very good. Mac and cheese, brisket, sausage, chicken, all very tasty. Reported temperature issue to server just to alert the kitchen. Manager came to table to apologize and did offer a discount. Nice gesture.

p
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to try something a little different this is the place. Great food and good music. Will definitely return.